Help W/choc.raspberry Cake: Ganache/smbc/other Frosting?

Decorating By kathik Updated 3 Dec 2011 , 5:51am by kathik

kathik Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 6:43am
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My daughter has requested a 3d boot cake with a chocolate Raspberry Cake. I am thinking of a deep, fudgy chocolate cake and then a chocolate raspberry frosting/filling, all covered in fondant of course. I have been reading through posts and getting lost on different chocolate raspberry frostings. I know I don't want to use any frosting with powdered sugar in it, because she DETESTS powdered sugar. icon_rolleyes.gif I have never made a Chocolate SMBC before so I don't know how easy that is, but I am willing to try. And of course we love a good whipped ganache.

What is your favorite way to make a rich chocolate raspberry frosting? And would you add raspberry to the cake, too, or just the frosting? This is for about 30 teenagers.

Thanks,
Kathi

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FromScratchSF Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 7:18am
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SMBC with bittersweet chocolate is awesome. I'd add a filling of raspberry preserves and call it done. Will be really yummy.

kathik Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 7:39am
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

SMBC with bittersweet chocolate is awesome. I'd add a filling of raspberry preserves and call it done. Will be really yummy.




Jen, I was worried about using a fruit filling, since this cake will have so many layers. It will be about 14" tall around the shaft of the boot. You don't think it will slide with fruit filling?

Thanks,
Kathi

FromScratchSF Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 11:32am
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Ah, forgot about the boot part! Raspberry preserves + SMBC = raspberry SMBC. Then you should have no worries. Just get something low sugar so it's not too sweet. Or, plan b could be alternating chocolate SMBC with the preserves but use ganache on the outside. It sets hard so no shifting or sliding.

jhay Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 5:15pm
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That was my thought...

Chocolate cake, Raspberry SMBC filling, ganach for the outside.

YUM!

fearlessbaker Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 7:04pm
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What is the best way to cover a cake just with ganache? Does it have to be whipped. I would much rather cover cakes in white or dark chocolate rather than fondant. thanks

kathik Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 5:51am
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Originally Posted by fearlessbaker

What is the best way to cover a cake just with ganache? Does it have to be whipped. I would much rather cover cakes in white or dark chocolate rather than fondant. thanks




There are a few ways to do this. One you can pour ganache over the cake (whcih I have never had great success with), or you can use a setting ganache and if you want then cover with fondant. Here is a link to a great explanation: http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/05/covering-cake-in-ganache.html

Hope that helps,
Kathi

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